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GEEZER BUTLER On Why He Decided To Join DEADLAND RITUAL: Being In A Band Is 'What I've Known Since I Started' Playing Music

During an appearance on the latest edition of "Trunk Nation LA Invasion: Live From The Rainbow Bar & Grill" on SiriusXM, bassist Geezer Butler (BLACK SABBATH), guitarist Steve Stevens (BILLY IDOL, VINCE NEIL), drummer Matt Sorum (GUNS N' ROSES, VELVET REVOLVER) and singer Franky Perez (APOCALYPTICA) spoke about the formation of their new collaborative project, ...

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SLIPKNOT's MICK THOMSON Was 'Horrified' When He First Heard METALLICA's 'Black Album'

SLIPKNOT guitarist Mick Thomson says that he was "horrified" the first time he heard METALLICA's self-titled LP. Released in 1991, the so-called "Black Album" represented a shift toward a slower, more melodic, and more commercial heavy-metal sound, with many of METALLICA's hardcore fans believing that radio-friendly hard-rock anthems like "Enter Sandman", "The Unforgiven" and "Nothing ...

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PHIL LYNOTT: 'Songs For While I'm Away' Documentary To Include Interviews With THIN LIZZY, U2, METALLICA Members

According to ScreenDaily.com, a documentary on the life and career of Phil Lynott is now in the works from award-winning Irish filmmaker Emer Reynolds. "Phil Lynott: Songs For While I'm Away" will include interviews with THIN LIZZY's Eric Bell, Scott Gorham, Darren Wharton, U2's Adam Clayton, Suzi Quatro, Huey Lewis and METALLICA's James ...

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BJÖRN 'SPEED' STRID Says He Has The 'Best Of Both Worlds' With SOILWORK And THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA

Kjo of Germany's Moshpit Passion conducted an interview with frontman Björn "Speed" Strid of Swedish metallers SOILWORK prior to the band's January 11 concert at Turbinenhalle 2 in Oberhausen, Germany, alongside AMORPHIS, JINJER and NAILED TO OBSCURITY. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On how ...

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WITHERFALL To Release 'Vintage' EP

In November 2018, U.S. dark melodic metal act WITHERFALL released its second studio album, "A Prelude To Sorrow". Never resting on its laurels, the group led by the creative duo comprised of vocalist Joseph Michael (SANCTUARY) and Jake Dreyer (ICED EARTH), has now announced the "Vintage" CD, LP, and digital release, to be available during ...

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MEGADETH's DAVE MUSTAINE Invites You To 'Experience Hendrix' Tour

A short video message from MEGADETH's Dave Mustaine inviting his fans to the upcoming "Experience Hendrix" tour can be seen below. The critically acclaimed multi-artist celebration of Jimi Hendrix's musical genius is returning in 2019 with its biggest ever tour — 30 dates through the East Coast, South and Midwest. What began as a single-show ...

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MEGADETH's DAVID ELLEFSON: 'We've Still Got The Passion For The Music And The Lifestyle And Our Fans'

JZ of Little Falls, Minnesota radio station FM94's "The Dark" recently conducted an interview with MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson about his ALTITUDES & ATTITUDE side project with ANTHRAX bassist Frank Bello. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On what led to the formation of ALTITUDES & ...

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METALLICA Bassist's Wife Teams Up With MUSICIANS WITHOUT BORDERS To Launch Limited-Edition T-Shirt

Musicians Without Borders has announced a partnership with Los Angeles-based artist and fashion designer Chloe Trujillo. To mark 20 years of music making and peacebuilding, Musicians Without Borders and Chloe Trujillo worked together to create a limited-edition t-shirt under the theme "War Divides, Music Connects", with proceeds going to music programs in conflict and post-conflict ...

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DREAM THEATER's JOHN PETRUCCI And JOHN MYUNG Discuss 'Fall Into The Light' Song From 'Distance Over Time' Album (Video)

A four-and-a-half-minute video of DREAM THEATER guitarist John Petrucci and bassist John Myung discussing "Fall Into The Light", the second single released from their upcoming 14th studio album, "Distance Over Time", can be seen below. "Distance Over Time" will be released on February 22. The disc showcases a newfound creativity for DREAM THEATER while maintaining ...

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GIBSON Announces Limited-Edition CHRIS CORNELL Tribute Guitar

Gibson announced today (Tuesday, January 15) the release of a limited-edition Chris Cornell Tribute ES-335 guitar. The guitar will officially be unveiled at "I Am The Highway: A Tribute To Chris Cornell", the star-studded concert event honoring Chris Cornell's legacy and contribution to music history on Wednesday, January 16 at The Forum in Los Angeles. ...

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The Story Of METALLICA's New Beer, ENTER NIGHT (Video)

A 10-minute documentary about the making of Enter Night Pilsner, the new beer collaboration bweteen METALLICA and Escondido, California-based brewer Stone Brewing Co., can be seen below. Launching in the U.S. now, and internationally this spring, Enter Night Pilsner is a unique expression of the shared values that have helped define METALLICA and Stone Brewing: ...

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METALLICA: Pro-Shot Footage Of 'Battery' Performance From Sacramento

Professionally filmed video footage of METALLICA performing the song "Battery" on December 7, 2018 at Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, California can be seen below. The second North American leg of METALLICA's "WorldWired" features in-the-round production and a few firsts, including a "Light It Up" pre-show party hosted by the band's friend, comedian Jim Breuer; ...

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METALLICA And STONE BREWING Announce Collaboration Beer, ENTER NIGHT

METALLICA and Arrogant Consortia (a Stone Brewing imprint) have announced Enter Night Pilsner. Launching in the U.S. now, and internationally this spring, Enter Night Pilsner is a unique expression of the shared values that have helped define METALLICA and Stone Brewing: fiercely independent, transcending genres, shattering preconceptions and challenging convention. Enter Night Pilsner is the ...

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MIKE PATTON Cancels National Anthem Performance At NFL Playoffs

FAITH NO MORE frontman Mike Patton has announced a last-minute cancelation of his national anthem performance at today's (Saturday, January 12) NFL playoff game between the Los Angeles Rams and Dallas Cowboys. "Sorry, football folks, I woke up feeling horrible," he wrote in a Facebook message this afternoon. "No anthem today for me!" Patton was ...

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Listen To New DREAM THEATER Song 'Fall Into The Light'

"Fall Into The Light", a brand new song from progressive music titans DREAM THEATER, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming 14th studio album, "Distance Over Time", which will be released on February 22. The disc showcases a newfound creativity for DREAM THEATER while maintaining the elements that have garnered ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST To Release Second Album In August

In 2016, guitar virtuoso Michael Schenker put together MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST, a tour featuring former MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP vocalists Gary Barden and Graham Bonnet, plus Robin McAuley of the MCAULEY SCHENKER GROUP. Instrumental back-up was provided by former M.S.G. bass player Chris Glen and drummer Ted McKenna, plus guitarist/keyboard player Steve Mann, also of ...

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SLIPKNOT's COREY TAYLOR Praises Producer GREG FIDELMAN, Bashes RICK RUBIN Ahead Of New Album Recording Sessions

Corey Taylor has confirmed that he will spend the next couple of months at a Los Angeles studio recording the new SLIPKNOT album for a tentative summer release. The band is once again collaborating with producer Greg Fidelman who engineered and mixed SLIPKNOT's 2004 album "Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses)" and helmed the group's last ...

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METALLICA Frontman JAMES HETFIELD's Dramatic Acting Debut To Premiere At SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL

METALLICA frontman James Hetfield makes his dramatic acting debut as part of the cast of the thriller "Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, And Vile", which will receive its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on January 26. The film follows the relationship between notorious serial killer Ted Bundy, played by Zac Efron, and his longtime girlfriend, ...

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